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Alana’s Travel Guide: The Best Products & Travel Tips For Beautiful Travel!
Vacation. We all look forward to it. We all enjoy planning for it.
But what happens when you can't bring your favorite beauty products due to size requirements?
Well, folks, do I have a treat for you!
I'm here today to share with you my favorite beauty products and tips for travel that will have your skin looking its beautiful and brightest throughout your time away from home!
So sit back, relax, and get your vacay essentials wish-list started!
Travel Products & Tips
Product #1—Epicuren’s Acneic Skin Kit—You're on vacation, and you want to look absolutely fabulous in all of the pictures you are inevitably taking! So acne sufferers rejoice, Epicuren's got you covered! This travel-sized acne-fighting kit works to keep skin looking and feeling fresh, beautiful, and clear! Including Epicuren’s fabulous Clarify Cleanser (2oz), Benzoyl Peroxide Scrub (2.5oz), Clarify Exfoliating Astringent (2oz), Acidopholous Probiotic Cream (1oz), and Acne Spot Treat Gel (.34oz), you can enjoy your vacation feeling worry-free and confident!
Non-acne sufferers, rest assured that Epicuren has a kit that will be perfect for your carry-on luggage! Click Here!
Travel Tip #1—Oh No! I Forgot My Anti-Acne Product at Home!—What to do when that pesky zit pops up out of nowhere and you have forgotten your go-to acne-fighting product at home? Why toothpaste, of course! Dab a bit of toothpaste over the affected area and leave on overnight to help dry it out. You'll wake up feeling much more relieved than the night prior!
Product #2—Rhonda Allison’s Eye Revitalizer—You can rest assured that you will look awake and lively in your breakfast photos with this fabulous, rejuvenating eye cream. Enjoy the benefits of minimized fine lines, reduced puffiness, hydrating moisture, and firmer tissue as Rhonda Allison’s Eye Revitalizer soothes and nourishes your skin!
Travel Tip #2—Puffy Eyes in Paradise—Did you leave your favorite puffy eye remedy sitting on the bathroom counter? No need to worry! Apply a cool wet tea bag with caffeine (like a black tea) to your eyes and enjoy as they wake up and deflate—giving you picture-ready eyes!
Product #3—SUNSCREEN—I don’t care if it’s overcast outside. If you're going to be going out during daylight hours, I highly recommend sunscreen! And of course, I have way too many favorites to list only one. Amongst my favorites in sunscreen are: Eminence Organics, Dermalogica, Epicuren, and COOLA! All fabulous, all unique, all ultra-protective!
Travel Tip #3—My Eyelashes are Falling Flat!—Don’t have an eyelash curler? Do not fret; you can use a metal spoon to get your luscious lashes back in order! Press lashes into the edge of your spoon and apply pressure with your thumb using upward strokes! Et-voilas—lashes that stand on their own!
If you're flying to your destination, finding the right products to take aboard with you can be tricky!
Remember, no liquids or gels over 3.4 ounces in your carry-on!
Fortunately, after many years of packing for trips, I've learned a thing or two about what to take and what to leave behind.
And I'm going to share my favorite summer vacation packing tips with you, to make packing for your next trip a breeze.
There are some basics you absolutely want to pack.
For me, these no-brainers include…
- Swimsuit: check.
- Shorts and summer dresses: check.
- Floppy hat and sunglasses: check.
Beauty & Skincare Necessities While Traveling
Your unique skincare needs are your first consideration when deciding what to pack.
Do you have oily skin? Do you burn easily? Are you a minimalist in the makeup department or do you like more coverage?
For most of us, no matter what our biggest skincare and beauty issues are, we can still go light on the packing without missing anything critical.
So let's talk about some typical skincare and beauty concerns and how to address them with little fuss.
1. Avoiding sunburn. Here I go again, reminding you of the importance of sunscreen - perhaps the single most essential product in your vacation bag!
Since most summer vacations involve a bit of sun worshipping, you're going to want to pack a powerful SPF sunscreen for all of your outdoor activities.
One I'm absolutely loving right now is Coola Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray. It's non-greasy and has a wonderfully refreshing tropical scent.
Perfect for protecting your beautiful skin in a pinch, and easy to apply/reapply for the whole family.
2. Puffy eyes and dark undereye circles. Let's face it, traveling has a way of cutting into your sleep.
Between long flights and a desire to enjoy every moment of fun, the amount of rest and sleep you get can easily become a vacation casualty.
If possible, grab a catnap in the afternoons, maybe following time spent at the pool or beachside.
It's a great way to unwind and get some much-needed rest.
If despite your best efforts you still see puffy eyes or dark undereye circles when you look in the mirror, apply a product specially formulated to fight puffiness.
And, if it also brightens the eye area, even better!
One of my favorite double-duty eye products is HydroPeptide Eye Authority.
It's an eye-brightening, line fighting, puffiness reducing, dark-circle diminishing powerhouse!
Dab a bit of this multitasking eye cream around your eyes and no one will ever guess you're a bit sleep deprived.
It'll be your little secret. :)
3. Oily skin and breakouts. If your skin tends to be on the oily side, summer heat and sun can increase oil secretion and lead to breakouts.
*Sigh* So, what's a girl to do?
Your best defense against oily summertime skin is to keep your skin clean with a gentle, yet powerful, skin cleanser.
And be sure to exfoliate regularly to help cleanse pores and clarify and refresh your skin.
And for sunscreen, choose a non-oily formula for your face to protect without adding extra oil.
Pro Tip: Contrary to popular belief, moisturizing actually plays a key role in keeping oily skin at bay. Finding a moisturizer that properly hydrates your skin without feeling heavy is KEY!
4. Melting makeup. Have you ever noticed how your makeup just seems to melt and disappear when the weather gets warm and humid? It's so frustrating!
I have the perfect solution - a makeup setting spray (or if you’re super oily, a setting powder)!
If you've never tried one, now is the perfect time to do so.
Makeup setting sprays keep your makeup from melting away in the warm summer heat.
It'll keep you looking dewy fresh and gorgeous!
My favorite makeup setting spray this year: Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray.
This award-winning spray works hard to keep your skin and makeup fresh and shine-free.
And, as an added bonus, it also contains an SPF 30 to protect your lovely skin!
Use this spray after applying your makeup and dance the night away without missing a single beauty beat!
5. Irritated skin. It's true that skin can become irritated any time of year, but during the summer, the potential for heat rash, skin chafing, bumps, bruises, and scrapes rises.
Treat your sensitive summer skin with care, using gentle products specially formulated to soothe irritated skin and prevent further discomfort.
A tube of aloe vera gel is great for burns from both sun and wind.
If the skin on your face is in need of a seriously healing pick-me-up, keep a bottle of iS Clinical’s Pro-Heal Serum Advanced+ in your bag.
This amazing product, which is a favorite of many celebrities and non-celebrities alike, works to balance problematic skin, soothe inflammation, and fight rosacea in aging skin.
It's indicated for use on all skin types and conditions, making it a wonderful option for just about any skincare lover!
6. Easy summer makeup tips and tricks. When you're on vacation, the last thing you want to spend time doing is applying and fixing your makeup.
But you do still want to look good, right?
The key to easy, yet gorgeous makeup while traveling is to pack only the essentials.
If you're like me, you have more makeup at home than you'd be able to use in a year.
But since you're packing light, you'll need to be choosy about what you take with you.
If I am jetting off to an event (say a cousin’s wedding or family reunion), I like to pick one eyeshadow compact, one neutral colored blush that goes with anything, tinted sunscreen, and a good waterproof mascara.
Maybe throw an eye pencil in the bag as well.
If I’m vacationing with my husband and boys, I like to keep it extra simple.
Tinted sunscreen, mascara, and a lip gloss.
The point is that you needn't take along every single item from your makeup stash.
Choose one, or at most two, of each item and leave the rest at home.
Let your skin's healthy glow shine through while on vacation.
It might be all the makeup you need! :)
Relax and enjoy with confidence; we here at Skincare by Alana will always have you covered!
What are your favorite must-haves for skincare and beauty this summer? Share with us your travel bag must-haves in the comments below.